Level II IRATA Rope Access Training

The Level 2 IRATA rope access training is an intermediate-level course designed for experienced technicians looking to improve their skills and become available for more complex projects. This course is undertaken over five days, with a four-day training period followed by a one-day assessment. All training and testing occur under the supervision of an IRATA Level 3 technician. Click here for pricing information on an IRATA certification.

To become eligible for this course, applicants must:  

  • Have already passed IRATA Level 1 assessment within the previous three years 
  • Fully competent in all IRATA Level 1 techniques and capable of performing them regularly 
  • At least 1,000 working hours using rope access techniques, verified by an IRATA logbook 
  • Minimum of one year of experience as an IRATA Level 1 technician 


This course aims to educate participants to operate the following rope access methods in a secure and proficient manner under the guidance of an IRATA Level 3 technician:

  • Advanced rigging methods, including wide Y-hangs, tensioned lines, and pull-throughs 
  • Basic casualty retrieval hauling system methods 
  • Rescue techniques from ascent and aid-climb positions
  • Rescues through most common maneuvers, such as rope-to-rope transfers, deviations and re-belays 
  • Rope access technique theories and implementation, which include calculating safe working loads, rigging angles and hauling ratios 


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Students who complete this course will be prepared for the following job-related situations:  

  • Rigging working ropes, such as Y-hang, re-belay, rope-and-sling protection, deviation, pull-through, work restraint, horizontal and lifelines
  • Safely perform rescues when in ascent, aid-climbing, past re-belay and past deviation positions 
  • Knowledge of relevant rope access legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures 
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An IRATA-approved full trainer, Altius Technical Services is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our state-of-the-art training centers are located in Atlanta, Georgia, Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America, and Cape Town in South Africa.